DevoLT’s Picks for May
I know this is usually JudyJams’ deal, but I wanted to get in on the action this month because I’ve been listening to some really great stuff that I wanted to share!
First up is BOBBY, hailing from western Massachusetts. Molly Sarle, who is also in the folk trio Mountain Man, is on vocals for the delightfully weird group, who just earned an opening spot on Thao and Mirah’s upcoming tour. Their first album is out June 21 on Partisan Records. Check out two tracks from it here.
Marques Toliver is making waves in the UK and Brooklyn (he lives in both places), and he also wowed at SXSW, with his unique twist on R&B/soul. He was actually discovered playing on the street in NYC by TV on the Radio’s Kyp Malone. He’s a multi-talented violinist, autoharpist, and vocalist whom Adele claims is her favorite new artist. His tunes are soulful and emotive and may even have you dancing to boot. He’s currently unsigned but I’m sure that won’t last long.Check out these two tracks:
Deep in My Heart
White Sails (demo)
Another unsigned phenom, Computer Magic is the efforts of the singular blogger/DJ/graphic designer Danielle, or Danz, as she likes to go by. The style is electropop with bedroom eyes, or as Stereogum puts it, “It’s the kind of music the female leads in Sofia Coppola movies would make. ” The best part is, she shares a ton of music for free on her soundcloud page! I’m sharing a few tracks here, but head over there to hear lots more.
Lastly, we check in with Sweden, producers of some of my favorite musicians (Jens Lekman, the Knife, Jose Gonzalez). Niki & the Dove, who recently signed to Sub Pop, have recently released the soaring, spectacular single “The Fox,” which you can download for the price of your email. The beat is addictive and seems a harbinger to danger and singer Malin Dahlström’s voice is as clear as glass. All their songs are heavy on the synth and I’m thankful for that. Here’s a Mylo remix of their song “Gentle Roar.”